Creating a New Feed

Step by Step

Let’s create a new feed to demonstrate how this all works.

Log into your Adafruit IO account and visit the Feeds page.

Now in Actions select Create a New Feed - we’ll call this one Temperature.

Voila, a new feed has been created!

Next, to see what happens if incorrect data is added. This time, when we add data - lets put in a string instead of a number.

Now to test it out by manually adding a value. Click Add Data and type in the current temperature. Once you’ve done that, you’ll see the feed automatically update with the timestamp metadata. 

From the temperature feed, click Add Data and type in the current temperature. Once you’ve done that you’ll see the feed automatically update with the timestamp metadata.

Next, let’s see what happens if we add incorrect data. This time, when we Add lets put in a string instead of a number. You’ll notice that Adafruit IO doesn’t stop you from adding it, it does not do any type checking!

That’s something you can use if it’s helpful, or make sure your code filter out. 

We can remove data points, such as this incorrect one, quite easily by selecting it and then clicking Remove Selected Data

While I’m here, you ought to know, you can always Download All Data which will fetch all the data in the feed as a structured JSON or CSV text file.

For more information on using feeds in Adafruit IO, check out this Learn Guide.

This guide was first published on Mar 14, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 14, 2019. This page (Creating a New Feed) was last updated on Dec 05, 2019.